Fitopatologia Brasileira (2006) 31, p. 100 (Moraes et al.)

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Flávio H.R. Moraes, Wenyo R.F. Belo, Gilberto J. Moraes and Elliot W. Kitajima (2006)
Ocorrência do vírus da pinta verde em maracujá no Estado do Maranhão, Brasil
[Occurrence of passion fruit green spot virus in the passion fruit crop in the State of Maranhão, Brazil]
Fitopatologia Brasileira 31 (1), 100-100
Abstract: Yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa) plants with characteristic symptoms of the green spot disease (yellow fruits with green spots, necrotic lesions in the stems, green patches in senescent leaves) were observed in commercial fields in the State of Maranhão, associated with infestation by the tenuipalpid mite Brevipalpus phoenicis. Transmission electron microscopy was performed on tissue from the green spots of the fruits, revealing the presence of short bacilliform particles within endoplasmic reticulum cisternae and dense viroplasm in the cytoplasm, typical of the cytoplasmic type of Brevipalpus-borne viruses. This confirms that the causal agent of the disease was the Passion fruit green spot virus. This is the first report of this virus in the State of Maranhão.
(original language: Portuguese)
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Database assignments for author(s): Elliot W. Kitajima

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution


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Brevipalpus phoenicis Passionfruit (Passiflora) Brazil (NE)
Passion fruit green spot virus Passionfruit (Passiflora) Brazil (NE)